It is possible to study in Germany and enroll into a master’s program without an IELTS score. In fact, you can apply to certain universities and programs in Germany without taking any English language tests to prove your expertise in the English language.
In rare cases, some universities accept English taught as a subject in school or college as sufficient proof of your English language proficiency.
If the program that you are applying for is taught in German or any other language apart from English, you will not be required to submit your IELTS scores. Instead, you might be asked to show proof of your German C1 skills or advanced skills in whichever the language of instruction will be.
Some universities that you apply to may demand for a Language of Instruction Certificate from the university that you did your bachelor’s in. You only need to request your university or school to grant you a document that holds as evidence that the course had English as the language of instruction.
If you are from a prominently English-speaking country like the USA or UK and are applying for a master’s program in Australia, you probably will not be asked to provide proof of your English language skills since your mother tongue will already be English.
In certain instances, universities allow for a direct audio or video interaction to help ascertain your communication skills using the English language. In such cases, you will not need to submit any extra evidence in the form of an IELTS score card.